Trails & Treks

Discover the beauty of Saanich Parks and nature in your backyard. 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, a friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. A great way to meet people!
View the Trails and Treks brochure here

Gentle Walk and Talk 55+ 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00am
Leader: Tuesdays - Dianne, Thursdays - John 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. Walks follow mainly chip or gravel trails but may have some steep sections. No registration required. Sorry, dogs not permitted.          

Dec 9 - Blenkinsop Valley
Meet at Lochside Elementary School, corner of Royal Oak & Lochside Dr. on Trail

Dec14 - Beckwith Park to Bernard Park
Meet at Beckwith Park near washroom building

Dec 16 - Rithet’s Bog to Brydon Park
Meet at kiosk on Dalewood, off Chatteron Way

Jan 4 - Gordon Point Area Parks
Meet at Arbutus Cove Park parking lot

Jan 6 - Bow Park
Meet at Gordon Head Rec Centre lobby, 4100 Lambrick Way, off Feltham

Jan 11 - Royal Oak Burial Park
Meet Claremont-Goddard Park parking lot; 764 Haliburton Road

Jan 13 - Cadboro Bay to Mystic Vale
Meet at Cadboro-Gyro Park end of Sinclair Rd. Beside washrooms

Jan 18 - Mt. Douglas Park to Tyndall Park
Meet at Mt. Doug parking lot by washroom; off Cordova Bay Rd.

Jan 20 - Cedar Hill Golf Course – Kingsberry Pond
Meet at Cedar Hill Rec Centre main doors

Jan 25 - Lambrick Park to Haro Woods
Meet at Gordon Head Rec Centre entrance, 4100 Lambrick Way, off Feltham

Jan 27 - Gorge Waterway
Meet at Gorge Water Waterway Park near canoe club off Tillicum

Feb 1 – Cadboro-Gyro Park – 10 Mile Point Area
Meet at Cadboro-Gyro Park end of Sinclair Rd. Beside washrooms

Feb 3 - Lochside Trail to Beckwith Park
Meet on Lochside Trail parking lot by Don Mann Excavating, off McKenzie at Borden

Feb 8 - Braefoot Park to Blenkinsop Lake
Meet at Braefoot Park parking lot; 1359 McKenzie Avenue

Feb 10 - Rithet’s Bog to Brydon Park
Meet at kiosk on Dalewood, off Chatteron Way

Feb15 - Vantreight Park to Tyndall Park
Meet at Vantreight Park, on Vantreight Rd, off Ferndale Ave

Feb 17 - Swan Lake
Meet at end of Nelthorpe, off McKenzie

Feb 22 - Hampton Park to Gorge Park
Meet Hampton Park parking lot;225 Hampton Road,off Burnside Rd. W, beside Les Passmore Centre

Feb 24 - UVic Alumni Chip Trail
Meet at Henderson Rec Centre, outside main door, 2291 Cedar Hill X Rd

Mar 1 - Braefoot Park to Mt. Douglas Park
Meet at Braefoot Park parking lot; 1359 McKenzie Avenue

Mar 3 - McMinn to Kentwood - Outerbridge
Meet McMinn Park at 4820 Maplegrove St at Lochside Dr

Mar 8 - Gordon Head Parks – South
Meet at Gordon Head Rec Centre entrance, 4100 Lambrick Way, off Feltham 

Mar 10 - Beaver Lake
Meet at Beaver Lake parking lot (Nature House) off of Elk Lake Drive

Mar 15 - Hampton Park – Swan Creek Trails
Meet at Hampton Park parking lot;225 Hampton Road, off Burnside Rd. W., beside Les Passmore Centre

Mar 17 - Cadboro Bay to Queen Alexandra
Meet at Cadboro-Gyro Park end of Sinclair Rd., beside washrooms

Mar 22 - Gorge Waterway
Meet at Gorge Water Waterway Park near canoe club off Tillicum

Mar 24 - Cedar Hill to Playfair Park
Meet at Cedar Hill Rec Centre main doors

Mar 29 - McMinn Park and Broadmead Trails
Meet at Lochside School parking lot; 1145 Royal Oak Drive

Mar 31 - Colquitz to Hyacinth Park
Meet at Colquitz Creek park sign near Silver City Theatre at Tillicum Mall

Any questions please call Jason at 250-475-5427 or email jason.jones@saanich.ca

Easy Walks 

Mondays 1:30-2:30pm
Leader: Penny Stevens

One-hour, easy-paced social strolls on pavement and groomed trails through parks and interesting neighbourhoods. Routes avoid steep hills and busy trails where possible. Most walks start near bus stops. Please wear supportive shoes. No dogs please.

Dec 13 - UVic/Henderson Area
Meet by tennis courts of Henderson Recreation Centre, off Cedar Hill X Road.

Jan 3 - Lambrick Park /Fairburn
Meet at front entrance to Gordon Head Rec Ctre., off Feltham Avenue

Jan 10 - McMinn/Sunnymead
Meet at McMinn Park, Maplegrove Street, off Sunnymead Terrace

Jan 17 - Braefoot/Feltham
Meet at Braefoot Park parking lot, Mckenzie Avenue, by lacrosse box

Jan 24 - Copley/Colquitz
Meet at Copley Park West parking lot, Parkridge Street, off Vanalman Avenue, by tennis courts

Jan 31- Gorge Waterway and Neighbourhood
Meet at Gorge Park parking lot, Gorge Road West, opposite Orillia Street. (Not the parking lot near playground)

Feb 7 -Cadboro Bay/Queenswood 
Meet by washroom block, Cadboro Gyro Park, Cadboro Bay

Feb 14 - Royal Oak Ramble 
Meet near front entrance of Saanich Commonwealth Place, Elk Lake Drive

Feb 21 - Family Day - no walk

Feb  28 - Bowker Creek/Saanich Panhandle 
Meet on Townley Street behind Richmond Elementary School, opposite Victoria Alliance Church

Mar 7 - Beckwith/Lakehill 
Meet at Beckwith Park, Beckwith Avenue, off Quadra Street       

Mar 14 - Glanford Area 
Meet in Glanford Park, Kenneth Street, off Glanford Avenue

Mar 21 - University Trail & Finnerty Gardens 
Meet in Henderson Rec Ctr parking lot, off Cedar Hill X Rd, by bike storage

Mar 28 - Layritz/Hector Loop 
Meet in Layritz Park parking lot, Layritz Road, off Glyn and Wilkinson Roads

Sunday Hikes 

Sundays 1:00-3:00pm
Leader: Penny Stevens

Discover the beauty and variety of Saanich parks on our Sunday Hikes, which are open to adults of all ages. Please wear sturdy footwear as walk routes sometimes include steep, rough trails. Bring drinking water.

Dec 12 - Viaduct Flats, Spring and Excelsior Roads
Meet at Viaduct Flats parking lot, on Interurban opposite intersection with Viaduct Avenue West

Jan 23 -Sunnymead/Broadmead
Meet at McMinn Park, Maplegrove Street, off Sunnymead Terrace

Feb 27 - Swan Creek/Glanford 
Meet at Swan Creek trailhead on Jolly Place, off Glanford, near Mackenzie

Mar 27 - Knockan Hill/South Valley
Meet in parking area beside Marigold School, at end of Grange Road, off West Burnside, by Galloping Goose trail

Any questions please call Jason at 250-475-5427 or email at jason.jones@saanich.ca